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Ogundare, B.  2006.  Boundedness of solutions to fourth order differential equations with oscillatory restoring and forcing terms, 2006/01/11. 2006 Abstract

This article concerns the fourth order differential equation $$ x^{(iv)}+ax'''+bx''+g(x')+h(x)=p(t). $$ Using the Cauchy formula for the particular solution of non-homogeneous linear differential equations with constant coefficients, we prove that the solution and its derivatives up to order three are bounded.

Ogundare, B, Ayanjinmi BS, Jorge J, Adesina O.  2006.  Bounded and L2 solutions of certain third order non-linear differential equation with a square integrable forcing term, 2006/01/01. 29:151-156. Abstract

This paper is concerned with the existence of bounded and L 2 −solutions to equations of the form (*) ... x +a(t)f (˙ x)¨ x + b(t)g(x) ˙ x + c(t, x) = e(t), where e(t) is a continuous square integrable function. We obtain sufficient conditions which guarantee that all solutions of the equation (*) are bounded are in L 2 [0, ∞).


In this paper, we show the asymptotic stabilty of the trivial solution x = 0 for p · 0 and the boundedness as well as the ultimate boundedness result for p 6= 0 with the use of a single complete Lyapunov function. The results obtained here improves on the results already obtained for this class of third order nonlinear difierential equations.

Onyedim, GC, Awoyemi MO, Ariyibi EA, Arubayi JB.  2006.  Aeromagnetic imaging of the basement morphology in part of the Middle Benue Trough, Nigeria, 2006. 42(2):157-163. Abstract
Fatoye, FO, Komolafe MA, Adewuya AO, Fatoye GK.  2006.  Emotional distress and self-reported quality of life among primary caregivers of stroke survivors in Nigeria, 2006. East African Medical Journal. 83(5) Abstract

Objectives: To investigate emotional symptoms and domain quality of life (QOL) among primary caregivers of stroke survivors and to determine survivor-related and caregiver-related predictors of these variables. Design: A cross-sectional study. Setting: Medical units of the two major hospitals of the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals Complex, ile-Ife, Nigeria. Subjects: One hundred and three matched-pairs of caregivers of stroke survivors and caregivers of mild hypertensive patients, and 103 stroke survivors. Results: Twenty three (22.3%) and 25(24.3%) stroke caregivers were observed with clinically significant anxiety and depressive symptoms respectively compared with 12(11.7%) and 14(13.6%) subjects in the control group. Stroke caregivers were observed with significantly higher mean anxiety and depressions scores, and also, with significantly lower mean scores on the four QOL domains (physical health, psychological health, social relationships and environment). By multiple linear regression analysis, anxiety symptoms in stroke caregivers were predicted by high socio-economic status of survivors and paresis in them. Depressive symptoms were predicted by high caregivers' age and depression in the patients. Higher QOL on one or more WHOQOL-Bref domains was predicted by intimate relationship with survivor, female gender of caregiver, longer duration of caring, higher education of survivor and higher age of survivor. Low QOL on one or more domain(s) was predicted by higher caregivers' age, carers' perception of survivor as cooperative, female gender of survivor, depression in survivor, paresis and cognitive impairment in survivor. Conclusion: Caregiving imposes high burden on stroke carers. Attention should be paid to their psychological needs and services should be designed for them to ameliorate the burden.

Fatoye, F, Mosaku KS, Komolafe M, Adewuya AO.  2006.  Interictal anxiety and depression symptoms in Nigerians with epilepsy: A controlled study, 2006. Epilepsy and Behavior. 9(2) Abstract

The goals of this study were to compare symptoms of anxiety and depression between patients with epilepsy and a healthy control group, and to determine the possible factors associated with clinically significant anxiety and depression symptoms in patients with epilepsy. One hundred and four adult Nigerians (52 with epilepsy and 52 matched healthy controls) were assessed with the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS). The results obtained indicated a statistically significant difference in anxiety and depression symptoms between patients with epilepsy and controls. The association between anxiety symptoms and polytherapy was significant (P = 0.008), as was the association between depression symptoms and duration of epilepsy longer than 10 years (P = 0.04). Emotional problems are more common in patients with epilepsy than in the general population. Identifying and monitoring those with epilepsy of long duration and rational prescription of antiepileptic drugs are important in reducing the risk of affective problems. © 2006 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Mosaku, KS, Fatoye FO, Komolafe M, Lawal M, Ola BA.  2006.  Quality of life and associated factors among adults with epilepsy in Nigeria, 2006. International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine. 36(4) Abstract

Objective: Epilepsy is a common condition worldwide and has been observed to affect quality of life (QOL). Though, much has been written on this subject among western populations, little research has been done in developing countries of Africa including Nigeria. The study aims to identify factors associated with quality of life among adult epilepsy patients in this environment. Method: Respondents were evaluated using the 10-item Quality of Life in Epilepsy Inventory (QOLIE-10), the 30-item General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-30), the modified Mini Mental State Examination (mMMSE),and the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS). Diagnosis of epilepsy was based on clinical and electroencephalographic findings. Results: The mean age of the 51 respondents was 27.7years (SD = 9.7). Thirteen (25.5%) had an average of 2 seizure episodes in the month preceding the interview, while 37 (72.5%) have had the condition for more than 5 years. Factors that were significantly associated with overall quality of life included being female (p < 0.05), seizure frequency (p < 0.01), using more than 1 anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs) (p < 0.01), GHQ-30 score (p < 0.01), high anxiety score (p < 0.001), and high depression score p < 0.01). Multiple regression analysis showed that depressive symptoms were the single most important factor explaining low QOL. Other factors were GHQ-30 score, seizure frequency, and being a woman. Conclusion: Controlling seizures and paying attention to the psychological needs of adult epileptics will have a positive effect on the QOL among Nigerian epileptics. © 2006, Baywood Publishing Co., Inc.

Onyedim, GC, Ariyibi EA, Awoyemi MO, Arubayi JB, Afolabi OM.  2006.  Source parameter imaging from areomagnetic data of the basement rocks in part of the middle Benue trough, Nigeria, 2006. 42(2):165-173. Abstract
Komolafe, MA, Ogunlade O, Komolafe EO.  2006.  Stroke mortality in a teaching hospital in south-west of Nigeria, 2006. African Journal of Neurological Sciences. 25(2) Abstract

Stroke, a major cause of morbidity and mortality is on the increase and with increasing mortality. Our retrospective review of all stroke admissions from 1990 - 2000 show that cerebrovascular disease accounted for 3.6% (293/8144) of all medical admissions; has a case fatality rate of 45% with the majority (61%) occurring in the first week; mean age of stroke deaths was 62 years (SD +/- 13); and severe as well as uncontrolled hypertension is the most important risk factor. Community based programmes aimed at early detection and treatment of hypertension in addition to screening for those with high risk factors should be put in place.

Olasode, BJ, Komolafe IE, Komolafe M, Olasode OA.  2006.  Traumatic spinal cord injuries in Ile-Ife, Nigeria, and its environs, 2006. Tropical Doctor. 36(3) Abstract

In Ile-Ife, Nigeria, traumatic brain injuries are largely due to traffic accidents caused mainly by the bad maintenance of the roads and unsafe driving. Young men in the productive stage of their lives are those most affected. The resultant disabilities include quadriplegia (in more than half the patients) and paraplegia. The cost of treating and providing adequate facilities for these patients imposes a heavy economic burden upon developing countries. © 2006, Royal Society of Medicine Press. All rights reserved.

Komolafe, MA, Komolafe EO, Olugbodi AA, Adeolu AA.  2006.  Which headache do we need to investigate?, 2006 Cephalalgia. 26(1) Abstract
Olowu, WA, Elusiyan JB, Badejo SA, undefined.  2006.   Acute renal failure in African children with Burkitt's lymphoma: a comparison of two treatment regimens.. Pediatric Blood & Cancer. vol. 46(4):446-453..
Owoade, OK, Olise FS, Obioh IB, Olaniyi HB, Bolzacchini E, Ferrero L, Perrone G.  2006.   PM10 Sampler Deposited Air Particulates: Acertaining Uniformity of Sample on Filter through Rotated Exposure to Radiation. Nucl. Instr. Meth. (A). 564(1):315-318.
Aremu, PSO, Umoru-Oke NA.  2006.  Anonymity and Timelessness in African Art: A General Overview. Reflections: A Journal of the Society of Nigerian Artists. 6::1–4. Abstract


AO, A, BA O, OO A, BM M.  2006.  Anxiety disorders among Nigerian women in late pregnancy: a controlled study.. Archives of women's mental health . 9(6):325-328.
B.O, A, R. FB, O OE, LA B.  2006.  Blindness and visual Impairment among the elderly in Ife -Ijesha Zone of Osun State, Nigeria. Indian Journal of Ophthalmology. 54(1):59-62.
Ogundare, BS, Ayanjimi JA, Adesina OA.  2006.  Bounded and L2 solutions of certain third order non-linear differential equation with a square integrable forcing term. Kragujevac Journal of Mathematics. 29:151-156.adesinakrag2006.pdf
Okewole, IA, Daramola SA, Ajayi CA, Ogunba OA,(ed.) OKT.  2006.  The Built Environment : Innovation Policy and Sustainable Development. Proceedings of an International Conference by Covenant University, Ota.. , Ota, Ogun State